I guess I need to acquire some friends, and start some dialogue. This is my first experience with a social networking site, so I am a little uncertain about the whole thing. Am I cool enough? Insecurities aside, this is me trying something new. That's been the fun part of my new foray with technology: I'm taking little risks, and I love it.

As I search for a job for the fall, my mind wanders back to all of the blogs I've read in the past six months. Weblog-Ed and 2 Cents Worth (and many others) continue to guide me through the Interweb and its possibilities. The ideas circulating in Web 2.0 changed my outlook on teaching. Mostly, I am excited that there's a powerful force out there that agrees that education needs to change constantly. My greatest fear is that I'll forget these lessons when I walk through the door of a real-live classroom. I'm still unsure if I can manage a class of teenagers on a daily basis.

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Comment by Cary Harrod on April 15, 2007 at 2:48pm
Welcome to Classroom 2.0! I can completely identify with your insecurities about sharing your thoughts and feelings "out loud". As others have assured me, it is a great place to get your feet wet! I think it's terrific that you are open to the possibilities that exist with web 2.0! Good luck finding a job!
Comment by Alice Mercer on April 15, 2007 at 4:52pm
I think that blogging can be very effective for reflection in your first year of teaching. Here is an example: http://teacherblog.typepad.com/newteacher/. I'm sure there are lots of helpful people here as you start your journey. We ALL had some doubts when we started, "can I teach?", "will they listen?" are common questions. You'll find your voice and feet in the profession. Good luck!
Comment by SparklingDrift on April 15, 2007 at 6:48pm
Well, I've been teaching for 10 years and I'm unsure about tomorrow. On the other hand, if I were sure I'd probably be bored. I think Web 2.0 has a lot of possibilities in making teaching easier. Just keep your eyes open and ask a lot of questions...


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